BIOGRAPHY

Award winning Australian composer Me-Lee Hay composes music for film/TV, dance and theatre and is the Vice President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
 

Her score for the fantasy driven 30 minute short film Last Tree Standing won Best Music for a Short Film at Australia's prestigious APRA Screen Music Awards.

 

Other works include original composition for Museum Victoria’s Scienceworks planetary dome astronomy documentaries Starlight and Capturing the Cosmos (narrated by Sigrid Thornton and Geoffrey Rush respectively), SBS One series travel/cooking show Luke Nguyen (Greater Mekong 2, France, UK) and Network Ten’s Ben’s Menu.

 

​She worked on the feature film A Second Chance: Rivals! distributed by Pinnacle Films and was seen across cinemas in Australia & New Zealand in 2019. Me-Lee has worked as an additional composer on the feature film "Penelepa", which won Best Fantasy Film at Amsterdam’s Van Goph's Film festival and assistant composer to major Australian sci-fi features such as The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1 which have global distribution.

Off the screen Me-Lee has been commissioned twice for Sydney Dance Company's PPY and has worked on the Sydney Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta co-production White Pearl

Her current passion project is composing for a children's ballet Gold with Artistic Director and choreographer Simonne Smiles. 
 

Me-Lee Hay is a graduate of the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) and is an Associate Composer Representative of the Australian Music Centre. With a training in classical piano (A.Mus.A), cello and theory, combined with electronica/pop explorations in the touring live band scene, Me-Lee is attracted to sounds of classical textures merging seamlessly with sounds and ambience of the modern world to facilitate a story, emotion and creation of worlds.